John Madden is a Professor in the Centre of Policy Studies at Victoria University.
John’s former positions include Deputy Director and Professor, CoPS (Monash University), and Director, Centre for Regional Economic Analysis (University of Tasmania). He is a past President of the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organisation. John’s research focusses on developing regional economic models and applying them to major policy questions.
In the 1980s, John developed FEDERAL, one of the first large-scale multiregional computable general equilibrium models. In recent years he constructed dynamic fiscal CGE models for the Malaysian Government and the Florida Legislature. His applied modelling work includes studies on fiscal federalism, tax policy, microeconomic reform (e.g. 1995 Hilmer reforms), labour markets (national wage case), transport policy, major industrial projects, and mega-events (Sydney Olympics, FIFA World Cup).